8 July, 2013 Posted by Tricia Hosek Posted in Software Defined Networking

Introducing Netsocket Virtual Network – The First End-to-End, Completely Virtualized SDN Solution

More and more applications and services are operating in the cloud because today’s applications demand the agility and flexibility that are best captured through having a powerful set of virtualized resources.

The successful progress of computing and storage virtualization has enabled the data center to become highly automated; however, these virtualized resources require the same agility and flexibility from the underlying network. Because network infrastructures have remained essentially unchanged over the past 20 years, they have remained inflexible and incapable of scaling to the demands of today’s dynamic business applications. In addition, legacy networks’ CAPEX and OPEX can run very high.

Today, Netsocket implements the next phase of its vision to deliver end-to-end software defined networking (SDN) with the introduction of the Netsocket Virtual Network (NVN) — an SDN framework for network virtualization and advanced automation. The NVN suite is completely software-based, targeting commodity x86 virtual server platforms. Netsocket’s vision enables enterprises to cap their purchases of expensive and complicated proprietary routers and layer 3 switches and to begin to migrate toward an agile, software-based network infrastructure that relies only on commodity servers and inexpensive layer 2 switches.

The Netsocket Virtual Network possesses a three-tiered SDN architecture that focuses on three important factors that have to be addressed to meet the needs of the cloud: functionality, management and integration. NVN provides end-to-end virtual networking from even the smallest remote branch office all the way up through the data center; network automation such as unified network management, real-time network services analytics and intelligent network remediation; and interoperability and integration with legacy routed networks and higher-level management systems such as Microsoft System Center.

NetSocket is primed to deliver an SDN solution such as the Netsocket Virtual Network because of our IP network service assurance roots. Our current product, Cloud Experience Manager (CEM), perfectly positions us to address the network automation in NVN through its end-to-end visibility and correlation of network events into actionable insight. CEM enables unified network management, real-time network service analytics and intelligent network remediation, all key requirements for full-function SDN infrastructures.

To enable enterprises to get started with SDN quickly and easily, the Netsocket Virtual Network Early Experience Edition is downloadable for free. The Early Experience version includes the networking and interoperability elements, the vFlowController and the vFlowSwitch along with the vNetCommander-BASIC application, which allows the creation and management of fully functional small networks in just minutes, demonstrating the power of NVN’s orchestration capability. With the no-cost Netsocket Virtual Network Early Experience Edition, companies can take advantage of Netsocket’s unique approach to network virtualization and SDN without risk and immediately leverage benefits such as increased flexibility, network automation and reduced costs.

To see the complete press release issued today on the Netsocket Virtual Network and to obtain more information, go to Netsocket Unveils Industry’s First End-to-End, Completely Virtualized SDN Solution.